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  Definition of real
  1. an old small silver Spanish coin
  2. any rational or irrational number
  3. possible to be treated as fact; "tangible evidence"; "his brief time as Prime Minister brought few real benefits to the poor"
  4. having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; "the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
  5. not synthetic or spurious; of real or natural origin; "real mink"; "true gold"
  6. being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory; "real objects"; "real people; not ghosts"; "a film based on real life"; "a real illness"; "real humility"; "Life is real! Life is earnest!"- Longfellow
  7. being value measured in terms of purchasing power; "real prices"; "real income"; "real wages"
  8. founded on practical matters; "a recent graduate experiencing the real world for the first time"
  9. coinciding with reality; "perceptual error...has a surprising resemblance to veridical perception"- F.A.Olafson
  10. not to be taken lightly; "statistics demonstrate that poverty and unemployment are very real problems"; "to the man sleeping regularly in doorways homelessness is real"
  11. (of property) fixed or immovable; "real property consists of land and buildings; real estate"
  12. being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"
  13. used as intensifiers; `real'' is sometimes used informally for `really''; `rattling'' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I''m real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn"
Similar Words: real number, tangible, substantial, material, true, existent, veridical, actual, genuine, literal, very, really, rattling

 

See Also: material, concrete, genuine, echt, realistic, sincere

 

Hyponyms: scalar product, inner product, dot product, rational number, irrational number

 

Attributes: substantiality, substantialness, reality, realness, realism

 

Anagrams: rale, Lear, Earl

 

Language Translations:
Chinese:   Dutch: echt  
Finnish: todellinen   French: réel and vrai  
German: real and wahr   Greek: πραγματικός and αληθινός  
Hindi: वास्तविक   Hungarian: igaz  
Italian: reale and vero   Japanese: 現実の  
Korean: 실제의   Polish: prawdziwy and realny  
Portuguese: real   Russian: настоящий  
Serbian: pravi and stvaran   Spanish: real  
Swedish: sann and verklig   Telugu: నిజమైన  
 
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